Follow the following rubric and instructions
Digital Communication Arts
The following bullets are highlights of the portfolio, the link to the portfolio is located below this list. All students are required to participate in an assessment of their choice located on the bottom of this page (Creative Writing, Graphic Design, and A Photo Manipulation) in addition to the Portfolio requirement on their assessment date and time.
For a successful completion of the HS Digital Communication Arts Assessment you will need to do the following:
- A Portfolio containing the necessary elements
- An assessment activity of your choice on the day of your scheduled assessment
The Portfolio Requirements (Submitted the day of your assessment) should contain the following:
- A traditional or digital portfolio that includes 3 of the main “Sections“: The work submitted should be finely polished and include descriptions of every component used to make the piece.
- There are 3 main sections of the portfolio that you will turn in to Mr. Greider on the date of assessment. The “Artist Statement,” “2 Finely Polished Pieces” showing what you are proud of, and 3 of the 4 different “Samples of work.” You may include a letter of recommendation from a current teacher.
Portfolio Sections are listed below:
- An Artist statement Section
- Provide a written statement about why you want to be a Digital Communication Arts major here at Cab.
- Finely Polished pieces Section. A showcase of work. (Choose 2 of the 6 categories)
- 6 photographs showing various different areas of study
- A piece of graphic design either an advertisement or logo
- 1 photocomposition should be made from 3 different pictures with those pictures also displayed in the portfolio
- At least a 2 page screenplay or fictional/non-fictional story
- A website, not from a template builder
- A 1 minute or longer edited video (edits include different shots)
- A 3d Object (Submitted as a digital file or a physical object)
- Work samples Section from 3 of the following categories. (Choose 3 of the 4 categories) The sample of work should be labeled as finished pieces. These can be a variety of skills and are not weighted as much as the finely polished pieces.
- 3 Photographs (1 category)
- 2 poems
- A short story that is at most a page in length
- 1 heavily edited photo (Edited in some photo application)
See link to the Rubric that you will be scored against: HS DIGITAL COMM ARTS PORTFOLIO RUBRIC 2017-2018
ALL digital communication arts portfolios must be picked up from Cab Calloway between the dates of January 29th to February 2nd.
If you are submitting a digital portfolio as a flash drive look for it to be in an envelope with your name on it when you pick it up.
Day of Assessment Information and Rubrics
Be prepared to participate in an assessment activity as it pertains to your specific concentration on your assessment date and time. There are 3 different assessment activities. Two assessments require knowledge of free software called “Gimp” which is compatible with Mac’s and Window’s machines. You can also assess the two assessments with a paid program called Adobe Illustrator and/or Adobe Photoshop. However, these are not required. You may also have a choice to assess in Creative writing which requires knowledge of a word processor like Google Docs or Microsoft Word.
- A Creative writing assignment – 2017 PDF CREATIVE WRITING RUBRIC
- A Graphic design assignment – 2017 GRAPHIC DESIGN RUBRIC
- A Photo manipulation assignment – 2017 PHOTOMANIUPLATION RUBRIC
Any questions please feel free to address them with Mr. Greider through email.
Looking for tips and more information about this major? Try these websites that have some information about the Communication Arts Fields and Coding.
Info about Comm Arts as a profession: Comm Arts Magazine
Info about Creative Writing: Creative Writing Prompts
An in-depth look at HS Comm Arts Majors – Made by a High School Comm Arts Major.